Webcast: Learn how the National Trust for Scotland uses Portfolio Server to Preserve Digital Objects
January 15th, 2013 by Alexandra Barltrop
Join us for a webcast from the National Trust for Scotland, a conservation charity which protects and promotes Scotland’s heritage of architectural, scenic and historic treasures.
They are using Portfolio Server to increase efficiency and digital asset use.
Photo Librarian, John Sinclair will discuss:
- Their previous challenge of manually servicing requests from Curatorial, Conservation and all other departments
- Linking object metadata in the collection management systems with the DAMS
- How they implemented and managed Portfolio Server
- How Digital Asset Management saves time, avoids unnecessary duplication, and enables easy self-service access to files
At the end of the presentation, John will be available for a live Q&A.
23rd January 2013
11:00 AM GMT
Register for the webcast here
(A recorded webcast will be emailed to you if you register but can’t attend.)
November 28th, 2012 by Alexandra Barltrop
Last week we attended Mutec, the international trade fair for museum and exhibition technology in Leipzig, Germany for the first time and found it to be fascinating and hugely beneficial. There was a steady stream of visitors to our stand, who were all interested in how Portfolio Server could benefit their museums and other cultural organisations.
Mutec is one of a few major shows globally which offers a comprehensive range of innovative products, technical solutions and trendsetting developments for museum experts, curators, restorers, monument conservators, designers and constructors. Since we are seeing an interest from the heritage and culture market for Extensis DAM Solutions, we were keen to attend the show.
Although the show is dedicated to technology in the heritage and culture sector, it is not just focused on digital technology, so there were several stands showcasing conservation techniques, furniture making and other traditional pastimes, such as weaving and pottery. It was an eclectic mix!
Extensis’ booth was between those of Adlib and zetcom, Collection Management Software developers with whom we have built strong working relationships. Torsten Köbel, Country manager of Extensis Germany even presented with Norbert Kanter, Director at zetcom, a case study of how the Courtauld Institute of Art in London is using Portfolio Server in conjunction with zetcom’s MuseumPlus CMS system, which was well received.
The seminar programme and presentations were informative and the theme “The Future of Museums” fit well with the tone of the show.
We also did a bit of networking meeting with existing Portfolio Server users, prospective customers, and even had a nice dinner (and a few beers!) in a traditional German Ratskeller with the guys from zetcom.
We really enjoyed our time at Mutec and hope to attend again when it next runs in 2014.
November 22nd, 2012 by Alexandra Barltrop
Join Extensis at Mutec, the international trade fair for museum and exhibition technology, where we will be demonstrating Portfolio Server at stand MU103
Extensis will demonstrate how to integrate Portfolio Server with other IT business systems and leverage the benefits of digital asset management across your organisation. Developers can use the Portfolio API to create custom integrations for sharing assets and metadata with your Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Content Management (CMS), Collection Management, or other business systems.
Torsten Köbel, Country Manager of Extensis Germany will also be presenting, in partnership with zetcom, a case study on how the Courtauld Institute of Art in London is using Portfolio Server in conjunction with zetcom’s MuseumPlus CMS system.
The presentation will take place in Hall 2 at 5pm on 22nd November.
We hope to see you there! For tickets, please click here.
August 3rd, 2012 by Alexandra Barltrop
Henrik de Gyor a publié un article intéressant sur Content Management Connection au sujet des facteurs qui influent sur le temps nécessaire pour mettre en œuvre une solution de gestion des ressources numériques au sein d’une organisation. Henrik insiste, à juste titre, sur les processus et les ressources humaines qui sous-tendent les technologies de gestion des ressources numériques. Il explique comment avancer petit à petit pour atteindre ses objectifs.
Cet article soulève néanmoins une question très pertinente : combien de temps faut-il pour mettre en œuvre une solution de gestion des ressources numériques ? Si la réponse est 24 mois, vous n’avez sans doute pas opté pour la meilleure solution.
Cliquez ici pour lire l’article en entier.
August 3rd, 2012 by Alexandra Barltrop
Henrik de Gyor hat einen interessanten Artikel auf Content Management Connection veröffentlicht über die Faktoren, die den Zeitaufwand für die Implementierung eines Digital Asset Management-Systems in einer Organisation beeinflussen. Henrik hat zusätzlich zur Technologie einige wichtige Punkte über DAM und Personen und Prozesse behandelt, und wie kleine Schritte zu kleinen Erfolgen führen, die wiederum den stetigem Fortschritt sichern.
Dieser Artikel wirft eine große Frage bei der Evaluation einer DAM-Lösung auf – „wie lange dauert es, bis alles richtig läuft“? Wenn die Antwort „24 Monate für den ersten Schritt“ ist, dann sehen Sie sich die falsche Lösung an.
Klicken Sie hier, um den ganzen Artikel zu lesen
July 18th, 2012 by Alexandra Barltrop
Passez en revue la liste pour déterminer si votre organisation nécessite un système de gestion des ressources numériques pour les centaines ou les milliers d’images, de documents et de fichiers audio et vidéo qu’elle possède.
Quand vous y voyez plus clair dans vos besoins en gestion des ressources numériques, découvrez ce que la solution Portfolio Server peut vous apporter en termes de gain de temps et d’efficacité.
Cliquez ici pour voir la questionnaire.
Füllen Sie den einfachen Fragebogen aus, um zu ermitteln, ob Ihr Unternehmen ein Digital Asset Management-System für die Verwaltung seiner hunderten oder gar tausenden von Bildern, Dokumenten, Audio- und Videodateien benötigt.
Wenn Sie dann Ihre Digital-Asset-Management-Bedürfnisse besser verstehen, sehen Sie, wie Portfolio Server Ihnen hilft, Zeit zu sparen und die Effizienz zu verbessern.
Klicken Sie hier, um den Fragebogen auszufüllen
July 17th, 2012 by Alexandra Barltrop
The Courtauld Institute of Art, one of the world’s leading centres for the study of art history, conservation and architecture, has an image library of more than 550 paintings, 9,500 prints and over 35,000 photographs. We’re extremely proud that Portfolio Server 10 is trusted by this prestigious institution to manage their image collections.
As well as being one of the world’s most highly respected centres for the study of the history of art and conservation with over 400 students currently completing their studies, the Courtauld Institute of Art is also home to a remarkable art collection and an acclaimed programme of temporary exhibitions. The collection includes masterpieces from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and is particularly renowned for its unrivalled collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings which include Van Gogh’s Self Portrait with a Bandaged Ear and A Bar at the Folies Bergère by Édouard Manet. Highlights from the Renaissance collection include several works by Botticelli together with Lucas Cranach the Elder’s Adam and Eve.
The Courtauld Institute of Art initially invested in an out-sourced DAM solution however, this turned out to be quite expensive and inflexible to meet its changing needs.
Keen to digitise the Institute’s entire collection and place these libraries online, Tom Bilson, Head of Digital Media decided that the time was right to find an alternative DAM solution. The Courtauld Insitute turned to Portfolio Server because it offers a cost-effective platform to implement and maintain internally as well as an open API to integrate seamlessly with Zetcom’s MuseumPlus Collection Management System and – most importantly – a way for the Institute to bring its entire image collection online.
Tom Bilson comments, “Digital asset management is a critical element for our gallery; our company and the preservation of the images in our archive revolves around it entirely. The API delivers a crucial connection between our collection management portal and our vast collection of high-quality images. By leveraging the tools within Portfolio Server across the institute and from within our collections management system we will be able to make the images available to all of our students – a priority that we have now been able to make a reality.”
The Courtauld Institute of Art is part of Extensis’ prestigious list of global heritage and cultural customers who use Portfolio Server, which includes Kiasma, The Museum of Contemporary Art, (Helsinki, Finland), The Royal Botanical Gardens, (Kew, UK), The National Trust for Scotland (Edinburgh – UK), The National Museums of Ireland, (Dublin, Ireland), The Royal Albert Hall (London, UK), The British Library, (London, UK), English Heritage (Swindon, UK), Teylers Museum, (Netherlands).
To explore more about how Portfolio Server can help your team increase efficiency see http://www.extensis.com/digital-asset-management/
February 15th, 2012 by Alexandra Barltrop
Come and see us on Stand F8 at Technology for Marketing & Advertising, the UK’s only integrated marketing event. It is taking place on 28-29th February 2012 at Earls Court 2 in London and this will be Extensis’ third year in attending the event.
TFMA’s Seminar Programme has also now been announced, covering all areas of marketing and advertising and we are proud to announce that this year we will be presenting not one, but two sessions!
Davin Kluttz, Extensis’ Senior Product Manager is coming to the UK from the US especially to present these two seminars titled “Classy, Clowny or Crude? How your site’s typography affects your brand” and “What does this DAM thing do?”
On Tuesday, 28th February at 10.00 a.m in the Content Management & Web Analytics theatre, Davin will help you understand how web typography affects your website, and how you can select and implement web typography that is just right for the job.
At 4.00pm in the same theatre, he will demonstrate how to leverage digital asset management solutions to find, locate, archive and access files, regardless of location.
The sessions will explore the challenges of managing marketing assets and present proven workflow solutions.
Extensis will also be presenting their latest font and digital asset management solutions on stand F8, throughout the show.
Stop by to learn how to:
- Manage fonts across multiple workgroups with ease and efficiency
- Keep your organisation compliant with non-invasive, font license reporting
- Centralise and archive images, audio, video and document files
- Automate asset delivery and benefit from NetMediaMax
- Use WebINK to improve your readers’ online experience as news and content coverage continues to ‘converge’ at speed.
- 28-29 February 2012
- Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London SW5 9TA
For more information on TFMA 2012 or to register for free, visit http://www.t-f-m.co.uk/
We hope that you will join us.
October 19th, 2011 by Alexandra Barltrop
Attend an Extensis Total Control Seminar co-hosted with Extensis Preferred Partners and learn how to take control of your digital assets and fonts with Extensis’ leading Digital Asset Management and Font Management Solutions.
See in action the newly released Portfolio Server 10 and Universal Type Server 3. Discover how the days of struggling through production and output issues, troubleshooting font problems and chasing down missing assets can be a thing of the past.
Extensis experts will demonstrate the new features and outline how these newly released products can help save you and your business time and money.
To register or for further details please click on the links below:
Looking forward to seeing you at an event soon!